10 December, 7 PM
Instructor: Clara Chen
For ages 18+. Please note this workshop will be broadcast to the MacKenzie Art Gallery’s social accounts.
Did you know that Adobe Flash is disappearing at the end of 2020? In this workshop, digital archivist and artist Clara Chen will demonstrate how to save your favourite Flash works from vanishing forever. Using Rhizome’s free, open-source software Conifer, participants will learn how to archive Flash pages so you can continue sharing your favourite Flash animations, artworks, and games beyond the December 31, 2020 expiry date.
Participant requirements: Chrome and/or Firefox browsers. If participants would like to follow along the demo, they will be required to use an email address to sign up for a Conifer account.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Clara Chen (陈嘉雯, she/they) b.1998, grew up in Regina Saskatchewan Treaty 4 Territory, with family from the Guangdong and Hong Kong regions of China. Clara’s work stems from an interest and exploration of migration, separation, and the ways in which we are intertwined with cyberspace. A member of the CBC Creator Network, Clara is a practising expanded media artist and filmmaker. Find more of Clara’s work on her website: https://cyberspacevoid.xyz/.
Over this year, Clara was an archive assistant at Neutral Ground Artist-Run Centre. She worked with the rich body of media created ever since Neutral Ground’s genesis in 1982, and archived the Neutral Ground Soil flash website.
SOIL was an 18 year-long project facilitated by Neutral Ground Artist-Run Centre under the guise of former director Brenda Cleniuk. Operating from 1997-2015, SOIL was formed in response to the impact of new tools and technologies on local communities and artists.